What are “points of error” in a Texas appeal?

Before the Texas Supreme Court changed the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure effective September 1, 1997, an appellant’s brief was required to include a “points of error” section (as opposed to an “issues presented” section, which is required by the current rules). See former Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 74(d). Points of error were generally construed more narrowly than are issues presented (which are generally construed liberally). See Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 38.1(f).

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